๐Ÿ“„ Blog Finders

In the table below, I’ve linked to dozens of websites for discovering the best of the web. They are lists, random website generators, and directories that curate the best blogs, personal websites, and blog posts. I’ll add to the list as time goes on. Beware of what you might be clicking, web addresses can change ownership suddenly and without notice. I’ll delete links that go bad as soon as I discover them. For my favorite internet things, check out my Random Internet Button or my link dumps. The table below is sorted in no particular order.

SiteFormatWhat is it?
wiby.merandomizersimple, non-commercial sites
hn.lindylearn.iolistblog posts and articles posted on Hacker News
readsomethinggreat.comrandomized listblog posts and articles
search.marginalia.nu/explore/randomrandomized directoryblogs and websites
sadgrl.online/cyberspace/surf-the-web.htmllistsearch engines and random site generators
indieseek.xyz/linksdirectoryIndieweb blogs and websites
personalsit.eslistblogs and personal websites
readsomethingwonderful.comscrollercurated blog posts and articles
hn-recommend.julienc.mesearch engineblog posts and articles shared on Hacker News
explore2.marginalia.nusearch engineblogs and websites
metaphor.systemssearch engineblog posts and articles
ooh.directorydirectoryblogs and personal websites
indieblog.pagerandomizerblog posts
collection.mataroa.bloglistblogs and personal websites
curlie.orgdirectoryblogs and websites
gossipsweb.net/personal-websitesdirectoryhandmade personal websites
ratcatcher.org/linkrolllistblogs and personal websites
weirdwidewebring.netlistblogs and personal websites
xn--sr8hvo.ws/directorydirectoryblogs and personal websites
biglist.terraaeon.comlistblogs and personal websites
sanlive.com/thinkylinkslistblog posts and articles
gyford.com/phil/blogrolllistblogs and newsletters
512kb.clublistlightweight websites
1mb.clublistlightweight websites
textonly.websitelistlightweight blogs and personal websites

โœ Books to Improve Your Writing

Included in this list are books on how to write both fiction and nonfiction.

1. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott โ€” Advice on writing fiction, including exercises to get you started.

2. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss โ€” A guide to proper punctuation with hilarious examples of real-world misuses.

3. The Elements of Style by Strunk and White โ€” A brief guide on how to properly write a sentence.

4. On Writing by Stephen King โ€” This Stephen King classic is more memoir than how-to guide. Still, it reveals plenty of insights into King’s writing process and serves as great motivation for the wannabe novelist.

5. On Writing Well by William Zinsser โ€” If you need to do any kind of writing to get through the day, this book will teach you how to improve.

6. The Fantasy Fiction Formula by Deborah Chester โ€” This book gives a beat-by-beat guide to writing a fantasy novel. Even if fantasy is not your genre, you can find value in this book.

7. Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer โ€” A sharp and funny guide to clarity and style.

8. The Everyday Writer by Andrea Lunsford โ€” An all-purpose writing guide for students.

9. The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth โ€” Learn how to elegantly turn a phrase.

10. Stein on Writing by Sol Stein โ€” Editing is an essential part of the writing process. This book will teach you how to fix writing when it is flawed.

11. Everybody Writes by Ann Handley โ€” If you have any interest in creating online content, this book will show you how to attract and connect to audiences.

๐Ÿ’ป The Giant List of Useful Websites

The Giant List of Useful Websites

This is a running list of over 100 useful websites. Websites are organized by category. Click the category names to toggle the lists of websites. Hover your mouse over the website names to view a description.

๐Ÿ“น The Giant List of Educational YouTube Channels